Heather Stokes is a Norwalk, CT based writer, who holds an Associate’s degree in General Studies from the University of Bridgeport and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Her experiences as both a Black woman and a convicted felon have fueled her passion to bring healing and health into BIPOC communities throughout her state. In addition to her full-time job, Heather is a doula-in-training with the Earth’s Natural Touch doula training program, a 14-month program, specifically geared towards women of color and women in underserved populations. Her goal is to serve women who are planning to give their children up for adoption and women who will be giving birth while incarcerated. She is also in the process of developing her own coaching/healing program designed to help formerly incarcerated women heal past wounds and take back control of their lives. As a felon, she recognizes the need for a healing community for these women. When she is not plotting to save the world one BIPOC community at a time, she takes care of her niece and sister. They, along with her colorful life experiences, provide the background for her writing.